Best New Car Deals: August 2017

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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This month, we’ve uncovered up to $6,923 in savings, including limited-time promotions offering 20% off MSRP. Summer is truly heating up heading into Labor Day with attractive new car deals on popular cars and trucks.

In some cases, rebates have more than doubled in August, or involve 0% financing plus cashback. If you’re coming from a competitor, some automakers are even offering up to $3,500 simply for switching brands.

We’ve listed the best deals on SUVs, cars, trucks, and sporty cars based on our analysis of hundreds of the latest offers. We’ve included rebates, financing promotions, plus some unadvertised discounts you’ll only find here.

You don’t have to go searching for the best deal. We’ve already done the work for you. Just use the links to the right to navigate.

Offers can sometimes vary by region and assume a Los Angeles location unless noted otherwise.

Updated 9:04 am Monday, August 14

Best Crossover & SUV Deals This Month

Mazda CX-5
  • Best Deal: 0% APR or $750 cashback
  • MSRP: From $24,985
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 24/31
  • Expires: September 5, 2017

Competitors may feature bigger rebates, but deals on the all-new CX-5 have been close to non-existent. That is, until now. On July 21, a regional discount worth $750 was added in cities like Chicago, Houston, Denver, Atlanta and more. Mazda owners can apply a $500 loyalty bonus for $1,250 in savings.

Leasing is also more attractive now following a $30 cut in payment to $219/month on the CX-5 Sport — the best deal we’ve seen to date. Alternatively, you can finance at 0% APR for 36 months (or 0.9% for 60) plus make no payments for 90 days. Get your custom quote »

Subaru Outback
  • Best Deal: 0% APR for 63 months
  • MSRP: From $26,520
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 25/32
  • Expires: August 31, 2017

If timing your purchase to get the best deal is important to you, there’s no better time to buy an Outback. Now that 2018 stock has arrived, offers on the outgoing model are the best they’ve ever been.

Subaru doesn’t offer rebates, but well-qualified shoppers can finance any version of the popular wagon from 0% APR for up to 63 months. Expect the selection to be ideal at your local dealer heading into Labor Day. Get your custom quote »

GMC Acadia
  • Best Deal: Up to $6,923 off MSRP
  • MSRP: From $39,275
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 6
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 21/25
  • Expires: September 5, 2017

For a limited time, GMC is offering a 15% discount off any Acadia SLT in stock. On a very well-equipped model, the automaker says that can equate to as much as $6,923 in savings. This is essentially GM Supplier Pricing plus a cash allowance.

Alternatively, you can choose to finance your purchase at 0% APR for 72 months and take $1,250 cash through August 14. However, with such a huge amount of savings possible with the 15% discount, shoppers should weigh their choices carefully. Get your custom quote »

  • Best Deal: $3,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $52,675
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 15/18
  • Expires: September 5, 2017

When it comes to deals, the GX 460 has risen quickly thanks to a massive $3,000 rebate introduced on August 5. That's great news considering there have been absolutely zero rebates to date.

Alternatively, you can choose to finance from 0.9% APR for 60 months (or 1.9% for 72). That said, with so much cash on the table, it may make more sense to take the rebate and arrange outside financing. Get your custom quote »

Volvo XC90
  • Best Deal: Up to $5,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $58,345
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 20/25
  • Expires: August 31, 2017

There hasn’t been a better time to buy an XC90, especially if you’re coming from a competitor. All 2017 inventory is now eligible for a $3,500 conquest bonus. Additionally, you can get a $1,500 discount when choosing a T6 Inscription or R-Design model. That’s $5,000 in potential savings.

To qualify for the conquest offer, simply show proof that you own or lease a vehicle from any of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln and Mercedes-Benz. You don’t need to trade-in your current car, and can also transfer the deal to members of the same household. Get your custom quote »

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Best Car Deals This Month

Ford Focus
  • Best Deal: Up to $4,500 cashback
  • MSRP: From $18,745
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/ Hwy): Up to 30/40
  • Expires: October 2, 2017

Ford continues to offer a $4,000 discount on all versions of the Focus. If you choose an SE equipped with the available 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, you can even get a $500 bonus for $4,500 in potential savings. And that’s before dealer discounts!

On an entry-level Focus S, we think it’s entirely possible to see prices in the low $14,000 range. If you’re looking for something sportier, the aggressively-styled Focus ST is even eligible for $3,500 in savings — something you’ll never see on a Focus RS. Get your custom quote »

Hyundai Sonata
  • Best Deal: Up to $6,750 cashback
  • MSRP: From $22,785
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 28/36
  • Expires: September 5, 2017

Once again, the 2017 Sonata features up to $6,750 in savings, making it the single largest rebate of any vehicle we’ve been able to find. However, there are some caveats. First, you’ll need to choose a Limited or 2.0T model to get the largest savings. Second, you’ll have to finance through Hyundai to qualify for a $750 bonus.

Other versions are eligible for impressive discounts, too. Eco and Sport models get $4,000, while the entry-level SE gets $3,350. Don’t forget, you can save an additional $750 when financing at non-promotional rates. Now that the 2018 Sonata is starting to arrive, expect to be able to negotiate a great price. Get your custom quote »

  • Best Deal: Up to $3,500 cashback
  • MSRP: From $26,450
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 25/34
  • Expires: August 31, 2017

The Clubman benefits from a $1,000 increase thanks to a new bonus for financing through MINI Financial. The best part is that the offer can be combined with $2,500 cash on the Cooper S. Altogether, that's $3,500 in savings, the most we've seen to date.

The entry-level Cooper has a similar offer but the discount is $500 less. As usual, John Cooper Works models are excluded. If you finance, the rate is 0.9% APR for 72 months, a full percentage point better than most other MINIs. Get your custom quote »

Chevy Impala
  • Best Deal: Up to $6,915 off MSRP
  • MSRP: From $30,640
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 22/30
  • Expires: August 14, 2017

Through the end of the month, every 2017 Impala LT is eligible for a 20% discount off MSRP. On a well-equipped model, GM says that can equate to as much as $6,915 in savings. This is basically Supplier Pricing plus an extra cash bonus.

Alternatively, the automaker is offering the option to finance at 0% APR for 72 months. However, with nearly $7,000 in cash available, shoppers will probably want to take the 20% discount. You won’t see a deal this good from a competitor. Get your custom quote »

Volvo S90
  • Best Deal: Up to $5,500 cashback
  • MSRP: From $47,945
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 23/34
  • Expires: August 31, 2017

Offers on the sleek Volvo S90 sedan continue to be very impressive if you’re looking to buy. T6 models are eligible for a $4,500 incentive, while the lower-priced T5 versions get $2,750.

If you’re a current Volvo owner or lessee, you may be eligible for a $1,000 loyalty discount when purchasing your vehicle. Altogether, that’s $5,500 in potential savings, the highest we’ve ever seen on this model. Get your custom quote »

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Best Truck Deals This Month

GMC Canyon
  • Best Deal: 0% APR + $750 cashback
  • MSRP: From $25,750
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 4
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 19/26
  • Expires: September 5, 2017

Once again, the 2017 Canyon benefits from a unique offer involving 0% APR for 60 months plus $750 down payment assistance. The catch is that it’s a standalone offer you can’t combine with other incentives. That said, you won’t find a deal anywhere near that good on a Chevy Colorado. Get your custom quote »

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Best Sports Car Deals This Month

Ford Fiesta ST
  • Best Deal: $3,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $22,015
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 26/33
  • Expires: October 2, 2017

Deals on the Fiesta ST have gone into overdrive. Last month’s $1,250 rebate has ballooned to $3,000, making this the best deal to date on the pint-sized 197-hp hatchback.

Alternatively, you can finance at 0% APR for 60 months. That’s nice, but we think most shoppers will probably benefit more from taking the rebate instead. Get your custom quote »

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All Best New Car Deals in August

Vehicle Type Model Description Best Deal Starting MSRP Expiration Get Quote
SUV 2017 Mazda CX-5 0% APR or $750 Cash $24,985 9/5/17 Your Price
SUV 2017 Subaru Outback 0% APR for 63 months $26,520 8/31/17 Your Price
SUV 2017 GMC Acadia Up to 15% Off MSRP $39,275 9/5/17 Your Price
SUV 2017 Lexus GX 460 $3,000 cashback New! $52,675 9/5/17 Your Price
SUV 2017 Volvo XC90 Up to $5,000 Cashback $58,345 8/31/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Ford Focus Up to $4,500 Cash $18,745 10/2/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Hyundai Sonata Up To $6,750 Cashback $22,785 9/5/17 Your Price
Car 2017 MINI Clubman Up To $3,500 Cashback $26,450 8/31/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Chevrolet Impala Up to 20% Off MSRP $30,640 8/14/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Volvo S90 Up To $5,500 Cashback $47,945 8/31/17 Your Price
Truck 2017 GMC Canyon 0% APR + $750 Cash $25,750 9/5/17 Your Price
Sports Car 2017 Ford Fiesta ST $3,000 Cashback $22,015 10/2/17 Your Price
Updated August 14

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Offers listed here are based on a resident in Southern California and may be subject to change. Most lease offers are for well-qualified buyers based on available credit and exclude tax, license, title, registration, document fees and insurance. Not all buyers may qualify. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer to confirm details and eligibility.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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